2017-18 Academic Calendar

Fall 2017
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 18
Instruction beginsTuesdayAugust 22
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 4
Fall Break beginsSaturdayOctober 7
Indigenous Peoples' DayMondayOctober 9
Instruction ResumesWednesdayOctober 11
Veterans DaySaturdayNovember 11
Thanksgiving break beginsWednesdayNovember 22
Instruction ResumesMondayNovember 27
Last Day of ClassesFridayDecember 1
Study PeriodSaturday - TuesdayDecember 2 - 5
Scheduled ExamsWednesday - ThursdayDecember 6 - 14
Recognition Ceremony for December GraduatesSaturdayDecember 16
Winter 2017-18
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
University Winter BreakMonday - MondayDecember 25 - 1
Winter 3-Week session beginsTuesdayJanuary 2
Winter Session endsSaturdayJanuary 20
Spring 2018
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 15
January Orientation BeginsThursdayJanuary 18
Instruction beginsWednesdayJanuary 24
February Break beginsSaturdayFebruary 17
Instruction ResumesWednesdayFebruary 21
Spring Break beginsSaturdayMarch 31
Instruction ResumesMondayApril 9
Last Day of ClassesWednesdayMay 9
Study PeriodThursday - SundayMay 10 - 13
Scheduled ExamsMonday - ThursdayMay 14 - 17
Study DayFridayMay 18
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - TuesdayMay 19 - 22

There are many summer programs that follow different calendars from the one shown here. For more information on these programs, visit Summer Sessions.

Summer 2018
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-week Summer Session beginsWednesdayMay 30
8-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 11
3-week Summer Session exams endFridayJune 22
6-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 25
6- and 8-week Summer Sessions exams endMonday - TuesdayAugust 6 - 7

¹ Verify Add/Drop appointment window and registration holds on Student Center.

See also Key Academic Dates from the Office of the University Registrar website.

For complete semester start-up information visit: Cornell University Campus Life and the Office of the University Registrar.

The 2018-19 and 2019-20 calendars have been revised as announced on July 13, 2017. More information is available in the Cornell Chronicle.